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I Can Common Core!

6th Grade Language

I Can Use Proper English When I Write and Speak

I can show that I know how to use correct language and grammar when I write and speak. L.6.1 I can make sure that pronouns are used correctly in sentences (as subjects, as objects or as possessives). L.6.1a I can use intensive (reflexive) pronouns correctly (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves). L.6.1b I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person. L.6.1c I can recognize and correct vague pronouns (those with unclear antecedents). L.6.1d I can show that I know how to correctly capitalize, punctuate and spell standard English in my writing. L.6.2 writing. L.6.2a

I can use commas, parentheses and dashes to set off specific elements in my I can spell sixth grade words correctly.
L.6.2b

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I Can Use What I Know About Language in Different Situations

I can use my knowledge of the English language and proper conventions when I read, speak, write or listen. L.6.3 I can differ my sentences to help me clarify my meaning, to promote better interest from my readers/listeners and to show my own writing style. L.6.3a L.6.3b

I can show consistency in the style and tone of my writing.

I Can Determine What Words Mean and Use Them in Different Situations

I can figure out the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words by using the strategies Ive learned for sixth grade reading and content. L.6.4 I can use context clues to figure out what words mean. L.6.4a I can use what I know about Greek and Latin roots as clues to the meanings of words. L.6.4b I can use different reference materials (both print and digital) to find the pronunciation, part of speech or meaning of a word. L.6.4c using reference materials. L.6.4d

I can make a guess about what a word means and then check my understanding
I can show that I understand the deeper meanings of words and phrases. L.6.5 I can discover the meaning of figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, hyperboles, onomatopoeia, puns or oxymorons) by using context clues. L.6.5a I can use the relationships between words to help me better understand each of the individual words (ex: cause/effect, part/whole). L.6.5b

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I can use the relationships between words to help me better understand each of
the individual words (ex: cause/effect, part/whole). L.6.5b

I can understand the slight differences between words with very similar
definitions. L.6.5c

I can learn and correctly use sixth grade appropriate words and phrases. L.6.6 I can gain knowledge of vocabulary when discovering new words to help me
understand and express meaning. L.6.6

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